Category:Definitions/Ellipses

This category contains definitions related to Ellipses.
Related results can be found in Category:Ellipses.

Let $D$ be a straight line.

Let $F$ be a point.

Let $e \in \R: 0 < e < 1$.

Let $K$ be the locus of points $b$ such that the distance $p$ from $P$ to $D$ and the distance $q$ from $P$ to $F$ are related by the condition:

$e p = q$

Then $K$ is an ellipse.